Gemalto Honored with Homeland Security Award

Gemalto Honored with Homeland Security Award

Gemalto Personal Identity Verification credential wins highest recognition

Arlington, VA, November 18, 2010–Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, received an honor at the Government Security News Homeland Security Awards gala in Washington DC. The company’s government-certified Personal Identity Verification credential won the Best Smart Card Solution award.

This Gemalto identity credential allows government agencies to link existing proximity-based physical access control systems and new FIPS 201-compliant systems. As of 2009, Gemalto had provided over 25 million microprocessor-based secure personal devices to the federal government.

In addition, Gemalto’s secure Coesys Enrolment Solution for U.S. Identity Projects was nominated as finalist in the Biometric solutions category. The Coesys Enrolment solution brings the highest levels of trust by verifying enrollees and their identity-vetting documentation, accurately recording citizens’ personal data and biometrics during enrollment. Coesys Enrolment maintains the highest levels of privacy and data security before, during and after the enrollment process. Once an application is approved, Coesys Enrolment encrypts, signs, transfers and then erases all of the local data.

“We are thankful of the close relationship and trust we share with our government customers,” said Neville Pattinson, senior vice president, Government Affairs, Gemalto North America. “We are honored of this illustrious recognition and to have provided advanced smart card technology to the U.S. government for many years now, including the flagship Common Access Cards and the U.S. electronic passport program. It is especially gratifying that the Homeland Security Awards judges see our latest innovations in secure electronic identity as further contributing to the security of the country.”

About Gemalto

Gemalto (Euronext NL 0000400653 GTO) is the world leader in digital security with 2009 annual revenues of €1.65 billion, and over 10,000 employees operating out of 75 offices, research and service centers in 41 countries.

Gemalto is at the heart of our evolving digital society. The freedom to communicate, travel, shop, bank, entertain, and work–anytime, anywhere–has become an integral part of what people want and expect, in ways that are convenient, enjoyable and secure.

Gemalto delivers on the growing demands of billions of people worldwide for mobile connectivity, identity and data protection, credit card safety, health and transportation services, e-government and national security. We do this by supplying to governments, wireless operators, banks and enterprises a wide range of secure personal devices, such as subscriber identification modules (SIM), Universal Integrated Circuit Card (UICC) in mobile phones, smart banking cards, smart card access badges, electronic passports and USB tokens for online identity protection. Moreover Gemalto delivers on emerging applications related to the ‘Internet of things’ by supplying wireless modules and machine identification modules (MIM) for machine-to-machine communication. To complete these solutions we also provide software, systems and services to help our customers achieve their goals.

As the use of Gemalto’s software and secure devices increases with the number of people interacting in the digital and wireless world, the company is poised to thrive over the coming years.

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